Google Docs Gets New ‘Show Editors’ Feature to Easily Identify Changes in Shared Documents

Google said the changes in the Google Docs functionality that now gets a ‘Show Editors' option, will allow users to highlight a piece of text and right click on it to see who has edited it recently via a dropdown menu. This will show them a list of editors along with their recent edits and respective timestamps. Additionally, users can also view the version history of each edit. 

This will make it easier to track edits when multiple collaborators are working on a single document. Google is rolling out the update in two phases. Accounts that opted to be in the Rapid Release domain can already see the changes, while Gradual Release domain accounts started receiving it gradually from May 3. The latter will see the effects on their Google Docs versions in about 15 days.

The new Google Docs ‘Show Editor' feature will only be available to Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, and Education Plus customers. And it will not be accessible for Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Enterprise Essentials, Education Fundamentals, Frontline, and Nonprofits, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers.

The new feature will not have any special admin privileges.